The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness Multiple Choice Test Questions

Paul Gilroy
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Chapter 1, The Black Atlantic as a Counterculture of Modernity

1. What function does the first chapter serve?
(a) Conceptual background.
(b) Historical perspective.
(c) Anecdotal introduction.
(d) Humorous analogy.

2. Whose consciousness is Black Atlantic focused on?
(a) African-Americans.
(b) Africans.
(c) Anglo-Africans.
(d) Indigenous people.

3. What criticism does Gilroy make of modern racial and ethnic concepts?
(a) They are contain stereotypes.
(b) They are not coherent.
(c) They are already outdated.
(d) They are too homogenous.

4. What does Gilroy say modern racial concepts do too much of?
(a) Take power from blacks and immigrants.
(b) Obscure racial realities.
(c) Advance poor and ignorant people.
(d) Redistribute wealth.

5. What does Gilroy say about the realities of black experiences on both sides of the Atlantic?
(a) They do not fit into neat categories.
(b) They are unified around the experience of slavery.
(c) They are not well theorized.
(d) They are centered on the experience of the exploitations of capitalism.

6. How does Gilroy say we should look at the history of race in the West?
(a) As the collision of two defined cultures.
(b) As a long cooperative experiment.
(c) As a conjunction of races.
(d) As an opposition of black and white essences.

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